Summer is here! Time for swimming, grilling and fun in the sun. Did you take some time during spring to prep your deck for summer? If not, it’s not too late. Here are a few pro tips for your deck.
1) Check for cracks-over the course of winter, the change in climate along with heavy snowfall can be a recipe for cracks and splitting in your deck. Pay special attention to areas that collect water.
2) Clean your deck-pay close attention to the nooks and crannies. Underneath the deck is a major spot where dirt and leaves can get trapped. This teamed with moisture can lead to rotting. Generally a good soap and water cleaning after a good sweeping will do the trick
3) Seal your deck-sun and water are your deck’s worst enemies so sealing is imperative. There are a plethora of products out there. Just make sure you choose something with UV protection.
Take a few days to use these simple summertime tips from your friends at Real Property Management for your deck and it will give you years of pleasure in the future.
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